It’s completely normal to be nervous before an interview, is something you hear everyone say. But there is a difference between having the nervous jitters that can get you the job and the one’s that will leave you in panic and lose out on good opportunities. So, how do you overcome the unhealthy nervous signs? Or how do you crack an interview?
There are simple tricks to crack an interview to begin with just remember that the company needs you just as much as you need them. Intrigued? Read on to find out more…..
- Luck Favours the Prepared:
While, it is easy to believe that someone got a job because they were lucky is naive. No one hires someone because they are lucky, rather it has to do with simple factors like, taking time to read about the company they were interviewing for. They did some research on the job role and assumed the possible questions and were prepared with the answers. It was this preparation that got them selected not luck. If you go prepared for the interview the nervous jitters will reduce and confidence will definitely increase.
‘Practice makes perfect’ – Well in this case get you hired. After you have matched the job role to your skill set and decided to attend the interview. Take time to read about the company. Understand their requirement and your strengths and polish the way you will present it to them. Practice how you are going to frame your answers, anticipate the possible questions, have a mock round of interview with yourself or someone you trust and experienced with interviews. You can also try practicing in front of the mirror that way you can be aware of your body language while speaking and improvise.
- Balance speaking with attentive listening:
With genuine effort on the above two steps, you will develop a certain level of confidence. It is important that you pay attention and listen to the interviewer when they are speaking. At the same time, when given an opportunity to ask them a question about the company, ask a genuine but smart question and wait for them to complete the answer. Pay attention when they are explaining. It will give you a good idea, if you are a good fit.
- Dress to Impress:
Most people get confused on how to dress for the interview. Do I opt for formals, semi-formals, the company photos display casuals – do I dress casual for interview? The answer is simple, it does not matter if the company has casual, semi-formal or formal as a dress code. The golden rule is ‘dress to impress’. It is always formal to impress. Make sure, you put your best foot forward. You are there to impress the person with your skill, knowledge, education, and the very way you present yourself and the resume you carry.
- Let Common Sense be more Common:
The day of the interview can create anxiety, loss of appetite, dehydrated feeling, etc. These symptoms are common, to make it worse would be if you don’t have the exact road map to the interview location and did not calculate the travel time from your place to the interview on time. Remember, Google not only shows you map but also guides through the shortest route with appropriate travel time. Make use of it, keeping location and travel time for last minute delay you, build up immense pressure that you want to avoid.
So, if you are in search of a job or looking for a job change, do try these simple tips and I’m sure you will get the job you have wanted. If you are into IT Recruitment, consider joining us – we’re hiring.
And for all those getting ready for interview All the Best!